Health

Thai lawmakers back legalizing medical marijuana

Nov 9, 2018

Thailand's legislature has proposed legal amendments that would allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, making it a potential trailblazer in Asia in legalizing what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous drug

Vietnam and France sign deals worth over $10 billion

Nov 2, 2018

The prime ministers of France and Vietnam have witnessed the signing of two business deals worth over $10 billion and dozens of other cooperation agreements covering energy, education, health, technology and the environment

UN finds 486 million in Asia still hungry, progress stalled

Nov 2, 2018

A United Nations report says some 486 million people are malnourished in Asia and the Pacific and progress in alleviating hunger is stalling

Former No. 1 Wozniacki has rheumatoid arthritis

Oct 25, 2018

Caroline Wozniacki says she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis before the U.S. Open

US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of Vietnam War

Oct 17, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sees first-hand the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War

Philippine president: Tests showed 'I'm not yet cancerous'

Oct 9, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says medical tests show he doesn't have cancer, but adds that he won't release a detailed report on his health

Muslims pray for strength in quake-hit Indonesian city

Oct 5, 2018

As the sun slipped behind the mountains and a gentle breeze blew onshore, hundreds of Muslims gathered on a beach to pray and remember those they lost, a week after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged an Indonesian city and killed over 1,500 people.

Philippine's Duterte says he may have cancer, awaiting tests

Oct 5, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he might have cancer and is awaiting the results of recent medical tests

Rare Sumatran tiger caught in animal trap dies

Sep 27, 2018

Authorities say a critically endangered Sumatran tiger pregnant with two cubs was found dead in the Indonesian province of Riau after being caught in a pig trap

Thai police hand over 100 kilos of marijuana for research

Sep 25, 2018

Thai police have handed over around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of seized marijuana to be used for medical research, as officials seek to produce pot-based medication

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